Traveling safe to Brazil: is a travel insurance necessary?

Do you need a travel insurance for your next trip? Just before you begin to plan your travel to Brazil take five minutes to find information on the customs of this country

In Brazil beaches are amongst the best in the world, but can pose a threat to the safety of travelers. Many beaches have very strong and dangerous riptides, including those in Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza. Make sure to observe posted flags and signs for strong swells and currents, and never swim while under the influence of alcohol. Even if the water looks safe there may be strong riptides. Ocean currents and waves are unpredictable, even in well-populated beaches frequented by tourists. In 2011, one U.S. citizen suffered serious injuries and two died while swimming in Copacabana beach. Travelers are advised to adhere to local authorities’ guidance and refrain from swimming alone in areas marked with red warning signs or at beaches where there are no municipal lifeguards and first responder services. There is a possibility of shark attacks in the waters of many of the beaches in northeastern Brazil, including those in Recife, Natal, and Maceio. We advise visitors to heed signs posted on any beach they visit.

With all that in mind just take the time to choose your travel insurance with care.

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